The editors of Moon City Press and Moon City Review are happy to announce that, after a three-year hiatus, we are rededicating ourselves to publishing regular reviews of contemporary books, focusing on recent releases of poetry, fiction, creative nonfiction, and graphic narrative from small/independent/university presses.
To head this operation, we’ve taken on recent staff member and Missouri State University grad Katelyn Grisham as official Reviews Editor. Katelyn will be acquiring books for review, searching out reviewers, setting a schedule, and editing the content.
If you would like to see our guidelines or submit a review, please use our Submittable portal:
Contributors include Alyse Bensel, Roy Bentley, Debra Kang Dean, Susan Frith, Ronald Koertge, Gary Leising, George Looney, Wendy Oleson, Simon Perchik, Leslie Pietrzyk, Ron Riekki, Lucas Southworth, Gabriel Welsch, Francine Witte, and many others.
Contributors include Walter Bargen, Pat Daneman, Karen Donovan, Sarah Freligh, Kerri French, Angie Macri, Kim Magowan, John McNally, Travis Massotti, J. David Stevens, Laura Lee Washburn, and Charles Harper Webb.
Contributors include Tricia Asklar, B.J. Best, Sara Browning, Jim Daniels, Nandini Dhar, Sean Thomas Dougherty, Laura Hendrix Ezell, Jeannine Hall Gailey, Mark Irwin, Sandra Marchetti, Lee Ann Roripaugh, and William Trowbridge.
Contributors to this 2014 edition of MCR include Craig Albin, Roy Bentley, Vanessa Blakeslee, Cynthia Marie Hoffman, George Looney, Richard Newman, Phoebe Reeves, Amber Sparks, Matthew Vollmer, and Gabriel Welsch.
Moon City Review 2013 presents a collection of original poems, short stories, and essays from talented authors both established and emerging in their craft. The issue also features translations of work not originally composed in English, as well as reviews of recent contemporary creative books. Moon City Review 2013, edited by creative-writing faculty and students from Missouri State University, provides a challenging and entertaining representation of today’s competitive literary landscape.
Lavishly color-illustrated, the 2012 volume of Moon City Review centers on children’s literature and its increasingly blurry borderlands. MCR 2012offers a variable feast of poetry, fiction, criticism, graphic arts, and “archival treasures” by Rose O’Neill, Robert Wallace, and Young E. Allison (author of “Derelict” or “Dead Man’s Chest”), all for and/or about children and young adults. Contributors include D. Gilson, David Harrison, Jean Stringam, and Laura Lee Washburn.
The 2011 volume in the Moon City Review book series focuses on alumni in the broadest sense of the word. Some of the best writers and artists in and from the Ozarks are featured, along with a generous mix of Missouri State students and faculty. Readers from the Ozarks may recognize some old friends, and other readers will get a better idea about “where we’re from.” Authors include former Missouri Poet Laureate Walter Bargen, Michael Burns, Kerry James Evans, Brian Shawver, Roland Sodowsky, Alexandra Teague, Laura Lee Washburn, and National Poet Laureate Ted Kooser, who offers a poem and an exclusive interview.